Hollywood Bowl signs up for Colchester leisure development

Bowling and indoor mini-golf centre coming to Northern Gateway

Turnstone Estates has pre-let two units at its Northern Gateway leisure development in Colchester, following a deal with Hollywood Bowl Group to operate a bowling and indoor mini-golf centre.

Hollywood Bowl Group, has signed 25 year leases on two units totalling just under 50,000 sq ft. It will operate a 25,ooo-sw ft ground floor as a bowling centre for its Hollywood Bowl brand and 24,000-sq ft first floor unit for its new Putt Stars mini-golf brand.

Turnstone has a development agreement with landowner Colchester Borough Council for development of the 10-acre site, which will be anchored by a 12-screen Cineworld cinema with Superscreen and 4DX, operated by Cineworld, and will also house Travelodge and Jump Street for a climbing centre.

Work is expected to start on site in early 2021, with completion scheduled for mid 2022.

Chris Goldsmith, of Turnstone Estates, said: “Hollywood Bowl and Puttstars are fantastic additions to the Northern Gateway alongside other best in class leisure operators. This project will deliver a great boost to Colchester and its wider environs.”

Laurence Keen of Hollywood Bowl Group commented, “We’re excited to be bringing our leading leisure brands to the residents of Colchester and to being part of the new Northern Gateway development”

Turnstone is advised by Whybrow and Wareing & Partners. Montagu Evans advised Hollywood Bowl Group.

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